Techarí Live [CD/DVD]

Techarí Live [CD/DVD]

by Ojos de Brujo
     
 

There is an increasing number of bands from a wide variety of countries and cultural traditions blending the sounds of their ethnic music with breakbeats and electronica. But Ojos de Brujo take a somewhat different tack. They embrace the sounds of modern technology, but use those sounds sparingly, like a spice in the mix of their…  See more details below

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There is an increasing number of bands from a wide variety of countries and cultural traditions blending the sounds of their ethnic music with breakbeats and electronica. But Ojos de Brujo take a somewhat different tack. They embrace the sounds of modern technology, but use those sounds sparingly, like a spice in the mix of their cross-cultural Spanish/Gypsy/flamenco stew. In a live setting, their devotion to tradition (or traditions) is even more obvious -- as is their phenomenal technical skill and the almost punky energy they generate on-stage. What makes that energy even more exciting is the fact that they don't sacrifice elegance and complexity to achieve it; instead, they just play fast and hard and they clap really, really loudly. Notice, for example, the combination of a jaggedly complicated rhythm, gorgeous sung melody, cool muted trumpet, and turntable on "Respira" -- not to mention the speed-rap interlude courtesy of Daara J MC Faada Freddy. Notice also their excellent arrangement of Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up" which, to their credit, has not a hint of reggae about it (the studio version included here as a bonus track is even better than the live one). And notice their tendency to sometimes go just a bit over the top when they bring in the Middle Eastern vocal elements; "Todo Tiende" and "Tanguillos Marineros" are both fine songs that are marred somewhat by irritatingly overwrought melismatics. Overall, though, Techarí Live is a thrilling document of one of the world's finest groups at work. [Six Degrees issued a CD/DVD edition in 2008 that included live concert footage, a documentary, and other bonus material.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Six Degrees
UPC:
0657036114425
catalogNumber:
1144
Rank:
120553

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Respira
  2. Sultanas de Merkallo
  3. Get Up, Stand Up
  4. Color
  5. Runalí
  6. Silencio
  7. No Somos Máquinas
  8. Interludio Tabla
  9. Todo Tiende
  10. Corre Lola Corre
  11. Tanguillos Marineros
  12. El Confort No Reconforta
  13. Piedras vs. Tanques
  14. Bailaores
  15. Get Up, Stand Up
  16. Nana

Disc 2

  1. Respira
  2. Sultanas de Merkaíllo
  3. Get Up, Stand Up
  4. Color
  5. Runalí
  6. Silencio
  7. No Somos Máquinas
  8. Interludio Tabla
  9. Todo Tiende
  10. Corre Lola Corre
  11. Tanguillos Marineros
  12. El Confort No Reconforta
  13. Piedras vs. Tanques
  14. Bailaores
  15. Crece Techari
  16. Video Clips + Laboratorio Techari

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ojos de Brujo   Primary Artist
Raul A. Rodriguez   Tres,Guest Appearance
Xavi Turull   Percussion,Conga,Tabla,Cajon
Román Filiú   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Roberto Carcasses   Piano,Guest Appearance
Javier Martín   Bass
Santiago Cañada   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Paco Lomeña   Flamenco Guitar
Ramon Giménez   Hand Clapping,Flamenco Guitar,Improvisation
Carlos Sarduy   Piano,Trumpet
Sergio Ramos   Drums,Cajon
Maxwell Wright   Bongos,Vocals,Cajon

Technical Credits

Eduardo Galeano   Author

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